SUNSET PARK – What do Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and Seoul have in common? Each is home to one of the world’s top ten coolest neighborhoods!
Lonely Planet recently released the survey, “10 of the world’s coolest neighborhoods to visit right now.” The travel publisher surveyed its roster of Lonely Planet Locals from around the world and asked them for their “must-see neighbourhoods.”
Along with some more exotic locales, Sunset Park was selected for being “one of Brooklyn’s most exciting under-the-radar” neighborhoods that’s home to a diverse and exciting “mix of cultures and traditions.”
Lonely Planet lists Industry City, the “historic Melody Lanes bowling alley,” Brooklyn’s Chinatown “with its rows of restaurants, bubble tea shops and boutiques,” as well as Sunset Park’s “large Latin American community and plenty of friendly bars,” as some of the area’s highlights.
“At the centre of it all is Sunset Park itself,” the article states. “Set on one of the highest hills in Brooklyn, it offers spectacular views of lower Manhattan for the locals and visitors who flock here on summer evenings.”
The full list of coolest neighborhoods includes: Sunset Park, New York City; Borgo San Frediano, Florence; Seongsu-dong, Seoul; The Triangle, Lisbon; Vesterbro, Copenhagen; Business Bay, Dubai; Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur; Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro; Frelard, Seattle; and Tooting, London.
Do you agree that Sunset Park is Brooklyn’s coolest neighborhood?